Before releasing the next official update, you can try a new beta, which contains many minor improvements in several import functions and one long requested major feature. What’s new since the last beta from September?
- You can now select the columns and sort order for the dive list (see below)
- GPS coordinates are extracted from the Exif data from dive site photos (see below)
- Android ScubaLog export improvement
- The following import functions got improvements and bug fixes:
- Liquivision Dive Log
- UDDF Import (for xDeep Computer)
- Shearwater Desktop
- APD Inspiration
- Suunto Dive Manager 4
- Universal Downloader
GPS coordinates from dive site photos: When you capture a photo with your smartphone or GPS equipped photo camera, the current GPS position is stored in the Exif data of the image. Diving Log will now automatically extract this information and store it into the dive site Lat/Lon fields (if the fields are still empty) as soon as you add a dive site photo. If there is already a position stored, the data won’t be overwritten by the data from the image.
Columns and sort order of the dive list: This feature was requested for quite some time and now it is finally implemented. You can select the columns and sort order of the dive list in the logbook window. That means you can display your latest dive on top of the list and you can create a rather narrow list with just the dive number or a wide list with many columns, which spread above the dive details. You can use the layout editor to move the dive list around, to configure the columns and sort order, go into the menu File > Preferences > Dive List:
Please download the beta now and let me know if you find any problems which should be fixed before the final release. Thank you!